I’ll be stopping by Harrison to see the Huskies host the undefeated Trojans of Blind Brook.
Harrison (4-2) seems to have bounced back after a rebuilding year a season ago, and look to be a possible contender in Class A. After a nice five-game win over Albertus Magnus, the Trojans (6-0) have to be looked at as the new favorites in Class C. I’ve been saying all along that it would be the Falcons’ title to lose, but with a deep roster back and a proven ability to beat Magnus, Blind Brook could have a big season on its hands.
I saw Blind Brook briefly at Clarkstown South’s preseason tournament, but I have not seen Harrison yet this year. Blind Brook has the win against Albertus Magnus, but no other “big” wins. Harrison has wins against pretty decent teams in Lakeland, Keio and Byram Hills.
For Blind Brook, a win would solidify — in my book — it as the favorite to win Class C. For Harrison, a win would give the Huskies their first — in my book — “big” win of the season. I’ve seen the Class A heavyweights Panas, John Jay and Yorktown, and they are all every bit of contenders for the section crown. It honestly wouldn’t surprise me at all if either won the title. Harrison won back-to-back ‘ships in 2011 and 2012, so coach Candy Light has more-than established herself as one who can put together a winning team.
I honestly do like Harrison in this match — slightly. I think the home-court advantage definitely makes a team more comfortable, and I think it wants to prove they will be back in the section title hunt sooner than people think. I’m going with Harrison in five, 25-18, 22-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-20. It also takes the humiliation factor out of picking them to lose and then having them win with me there. (I always wondered whatever did happen to that photo two years ago…)
Thursday, September 25
Pearl River at Albertus Magnus, 4 p.m.
Somers at Putnam Valley, 4:15 p.m.
Woodlands at Scarsdale B, 4:15 p.m.
Brewster at Carmel, 4:15 p.m.
Lakeland at Yorktown, 4:15 p.m.
Beacon at Peekskill, 4:30 p.m.
Port Chester at Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at Panas, 4:30 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
Briarcliff at Rye, 4:30 p.m.
John Jay at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m.
Blind Brook at Harrison, 4:30 p.m. — Live coverage
Hen Hud at Arlington, 4:30 p.m.
Westlake at Byram Hills, 4:30 p.m.
Pawling at North Salem, 5:45 p.m.
Keio at Croton-Harmon, 6 p.m.
Valhalla at Hamilton, 6 p.m.
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 129-38